Assistance

Maryland Durable Medical Equipment Re-Use

240-230-8000

The Maryland Department of Aging is providing durable medical equipment (DME) to Marylanders with any illness, injury, or disability, regardless of age, at no cost. All equipment is collected via donation and is sanitized, repaired, and redistributed to Marylanders in need. This service will improve the quality of life for many Maryland residents and provides them the opportunity to avoid costlier levels of care. 

Who is eligible?  

The beneficiary of the equipment must be a Maryland resident. DME is provided to Maryland residents with any injury, illness, or medical status, regardless of age, at no cost. 

How do you request DME to use?

An online DME Request Form must be completed and submitted. Please visit the website, or call 240-230-8000 to have your questions answered.

Hours: Locations and Hours may be temporarily limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic*​

Critical Repairs Caroline County

410-829-4323

P.O. Box 534 Denton, MD 21629

Critical Repairs Caroline County, a local 501c3 nonprofit, provides essential home repairs or accessibility items to make it possible for low-income or very-low-income resident homeowners to remain safe and secure in their homes with a special focus on the disabled, veterans and families with children.

Typical critical repairs include:
– Handicapped ramps and entry modifications to enable the disabled to access their homes.
– Roof repairs and miscellaneous repairs to restore safety in the home.
– Minor plumbing repairs to provide safe drinking water.
– Modifications to bathrooms to provide accessibility for the disabled.

Critical Repairs Caroline County welcomes volunteers with skills in construction or assembly.

Hours of Operation: 8am – 8pm, Monday – Friday

Areas Served: Caroline County

Eligibility: Low-income to very low-income per HUD standards for Caroline County.

Fees: All repairs are provided at no cost to the resident homeowner.

Preston Lions Club

443-786-0324

Preston Community Center, 114 Williamson St., Preston, MD 21655

Since 1917, Lions have served the world’s population through hard work and commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired.

The Preston Lions Club is a part of Lions Clubs International, a network of volunteers who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities. The Preston Lions Club supports youth and other activities, conducts vision and hearing tests in schools, and empower volunteers to serve their community.  If you are interested in renting the Preston Community Center, please call Gloria at 443-786-0324. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Preston Community Center, 114 Williamson St., Preston, MD 21655

Lower Shore Clinic -The Retreat Crisis Services

443-859-7774

716 N Division Street Salisbury, MD 21801

The Retreat offers a safe harbor and sanctuary for adults experiencing a psychiatric crisis. As a voluntary alternative to hospitalization, The Retreat provides short term Residential Crisis Services in a community-based setting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

In addition to Residential Crisis Services, The Retreat offers crisis counseling. The Retreat is appropriate as an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization or to shorten the length of a hospital admission. Anyone who is medically stable, under the care of a physician, and awaiting admission to a psychiatric unit can be safely cared for at The Retreat. Situated in a quiet community, their trained crisis staff offer counseling and therapeutic groups.

Area Served: Eastern Shore Maryland

myMDTHINK

1-800-332-6347

311 West Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201

A consumer portal provided by The Maryland Department of Health and Human Services connecting Maryland residents with public health and human services resources. Please visit myMDTHINK and connect with services to support children and caretakers, including Child Support and information on Foster Care and Adoption services with children; Programs that provide healthcare and assistance for those with disabilities; Maryland programs to assist those in unemployment or seeking skills training; Financial assistance programs to provide food and cash to those who qualify based on income and other factors; Services related to keeping children safe and performing background searches for those intending to work with children; Services to protect and care for elderly and vulnerable adults; and Programs that provide energy assistance and cash grants for housing and other emergencies.

tags: public health, child support, healthcare, disabilities, unemployment, skills training, financial services, protective services, elderly, energy assistance, emergency housing

Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

1-800-242-4WIC(942)

410-333-5683

201 W. Preston Street, 1st Floor Baltimore, Maryland 21201

WIC provides healthy supplemental foods, referrals to other programs, and support for pregnant women, new mothers, and children under the age of five.

tags: WIC, nutrition, women, infants, children

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

1-800-332-6347

311 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known as the Food Supplement Program, or FSP, in Maryland) provides monthly assistance to low-income families to help them buy food and eat healthy. The program provides a monthly sum of money on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to be used, like a debit card, at authorized grocery stores and other food retailers.

tags: SNAP, EBT

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

1-833-330-PEBT (1-833-330-7328)

311 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

The Maryland Department of Human Services in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education has secured approval from the USDA on its joint submission to operate a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program.

P-EBT is intended to cover breakfast, lunch, and a snack for eligible children who would have received these meals at their school, for five days a week. The benefit for the 2020-2021 school year is valued at $6.82 per day for a full virtual month of enrollment or for a full hybrid month of enrollment.

tags: EBT, P-EBT, meals

Maryland Hunger Solutions

410-528-0021

410-554-3740

711 W. 40th Street, Suite 360 Baltimore, Maryland 21211

Maryland Hunger Solutions works to end hunger and improve the nutrition, health, and well-being of individuals, children and families in Maryland. Maryland Hunger Solutions works to overcome barriers and create self-sustaining connections between Maryland residents with federal and state nutrition programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (known as the Food Supplement Program in Maryland) and school meals programs.

tags: SNAP, EBT, P-EBT, WIC, SFSP, summer meals, summer food service program

Comcast Free and Discounted Internet Services

1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376)

Comcast is offering two free months of free Internet Essentials service to new internet customers. You may qualify for Internet Essentials if you qualify for SNAP, Medicaid, SSI, and other services. After promotional pricing, the cost will be $9.95/month + tax. Comcast also offers free WiFi to people who are not current Comcast customers. A list of public WiFi locations can be found at www.xfinity.com/wifi.